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Re: Red Sox to Pursue Trade for Harper.
« Reply #50: October 25, 2014, 08:24:50 AM »
" Mookie burst onto the scene this past season and handled all of the spotlight and the hype surrounding him swimmingly."   

How can any article with this kind of prose be taken seriously?

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Re: Red Sox to Pursue Trade for Harper.
« Reply #51: October 25, 2014, 09:01:55 AM »
OP has 1ol at the end of his name, pretty fitting. Solid thread, would read again.

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Re: Red Sox to Pursue Trade for Harper.
« Reply #52: October 25, 2014, 09:51:40 AM »
Lock dis crap.

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Re: Red Sox to Pursue Trade for Harper.
« Reply #53: October 25, 2014, 10:06:07 AM »
They could trade us pitching prospects?  Sounds like just what we need!

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Re: Red Sox to Pursue Trade for Harper.
« Reply #54: October 25, 2014, 10:14:20 AM »
" Mookie burst onto the scene this past season and handled all of the spotlight and the hype surrounding him swimmingly."   

How can any article with this kind of prose be taken seriously?

I actually thought the same thing.  :lmao:

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Re: Red Sox to Pursue Trade for Harper.
« Reply #55: October 25, 2014, 11:27:17 AM »

That offer, I would consider. Anything less, I would not.

No they'd have to throw in Ted Williams.  They do still have the rights to his head?

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Re: Red Sox to Pursue Trade for Harper.
« Reply #56: October 25, 2014, 11:29:39 AM »
This article is pretty much the perfect example for why everyone hates the Red Sox.

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Re: Red Sox to Pursue Trade for Harper.
« Reply #57: October 25, 2014, 11:31:51 AM »
You're kind to assume he's talked to anyone in the redsox front office
My thinking is that it is a reasonable theory that Boston is "eager to work out a deal for Harper" and that he might have some inside source who said that.  But to say that the Nats are eager to trade Harper just tells me that he's making it up as he goes along.

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Re: Red Sox to Pursue Trade for Harper.
« Reply #58: October 25, 2014, 11:59:15 AM »

I guess my white privilege gets in the way.

I don't know you but it's hard for me to understand how some (primarily white) people can live in the DC area and be totally oblivious of the African American influence on the city's culture, economy, politics, etc.. It's as if they live in ther own world.

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Re: Red Sox to Pursue Trade for Harper.
« Reply #59: October 25, 2014, 12:18:11 PM »
'Boston Manager John Farrell has said time and time again that he and General Manager Ben Cherington will be in “hot pursuit” of left-handed bats to add to the core of their lineup, and none may be more fitting than that of the twenty-two year old “phenom” Bryce Harper.'

I wasn't going to harp any further on this, but the above is the sort of journalistic trash that makes my blood boil.

First,the use of quotations on "hot pursuit" and "phenon".  Quoting "hot pursuit", the casual reader will infer that he actually said "hot pursuit", in the (imaginary) quote.  "Phenom" is quoted because it is slang, but again, the casual reader will similarly infer that he used that term, which I seriously doubt.

But worst, the sentence construction is deliberately crafted to deceive.  If he had said:

'Boston Manager John Farrell has said time and time again that he and General Manager Ben Cherington will be in hot pursuit of left-handed bats to add to the core of their lineup.  None may be more fitting than that of the twenty-two year old “phenom” Bryce Harper.'

That would have at least been more honest.  But crafting it into a single sentence, and making it seem like a paraphrased-quote, is an attempt to make it seem as if he not only said that the want a left handed bat, but that he also said explicitly that they are targeting Harper, which I am certain he didn't say.

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Re: Red Sox to Pursue Trade for Harper.
« Reply #60: October 25, 2014, 12:53:00 PM »
We can trade them his brother

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Re: Red Sox to Pursue Trade for Harper.
« Reply #61: October 25, 2014, 01:01:34 PM »
I don't know you but it's hard for me to understand how some (primarily white) people can live in the DC area and be totally oblivious of the African American influence on the city's culture, economy, politics, etc.. It's as if they live in ther own world.

I have no clue, I live in Cumberland Md... We're almost WV :lol: It's not hard to be oblivious to it when you're only there for a baseball game once or twice a year.

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Re: Red Sox to Pursue Trade for Harper.
« Reply #62: October 25, 2014, 01:42:40 PM »
I have no clue, I live in Cumberland Md... We're almost WV :lol: It's not hard to be oblivious to it when you're only there for a baseball game once or twice a year.

No big deal. Some people live in the northwest part of the city and have no clue either.  :o

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« Reply #63: October 25, 2014, 02:11:33 PM »
No big deal. Some people live in the northwest part of the city and have no clue either.  :o

That's funny. I was just glancing over the Northwest Journal, or whatever you call it, yesterday. They call it a neighborhood newspaper, as if NW is one big separate community. I guess it is in some ways.

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Re: Red Sox to Pursue Trade for Harper.
« Reply #64: October 25, 2014, 04:08:06 PM »
Reminds me of the type of things you hear from Yankee fans. Before last season, a guy called into MLB radio and declared that the Yankees should put a package together for Jose Bautista, then assumed that he could be had for little in return. These types just live in the world where their team can simply go out and buy whatever they want. Why bother going for Harper? Perhaps the Sox should go after Mike Trout.

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Re: Red Sox to Pursue Trade for Harper.
« Reply #65: October 25, 2014, 04:48:30 PM »
Both?

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Re: Red Sox to Pursue Trade for Harper.
« Reply #66: October 25, 2014, 05:18:41 PM »
Reminds me of the type of things you hear from Yankee fans. Before last season, a guy called into MLB radio and declared that the Yankees should put a package together for Jose Bautista, then assumed that he could be had for little in return. These types just live in the world where their team can simply go out and buy whatever they want. Why bother going for Harper? Perhaps the Sox should go after Mike Trout.

but the article says they want a lefty bat

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Re: Red Sox to Pursue Trade for Harper.
« Reply #67: October 25, 2014, 05:29:56 PM »
Mike Stanton should be available.  Go for the trifecta.

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Re: Red Sox to Pursue Trade for Harper.
« Reply #68: October 25, 2014, 07:40:11 PM »
but the article says they want a lefty bat

bah, you beat me to this joke=)

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Re: Red Sox to Pursue Trade for Harper.
« Reply #69: October 25, 2014, 10:37:22 PM »
Discuss below.

http://baseballhotcorner.com/red-sox-pursue-trade-bryce-harper/

No way.  I'll read the rest of the thread, but I can't believe this.  The Red Sox need to use their depth for starting pitching, and there's no way they can make 2 big deals.  If you said to me Jordan Zimmermann, I might believe it.  Swihart and a pitcher like Johnson would probably do it.  Harper is a Boras client and they just lost Ellsbury because they could not extend.  So Harper would be for 4 years.  I don't think he is a longer term piece for the Sox.  Plus, the Nats need more left handed power as it is.  Unless the Nats are thinking about bringing back ALR and moving RZ to left, this will leave them with Span (slap hitter)and no other lefty for any power.  I don't believe this guy has sources other than Nick Carfardo or maybe a caller on Dennis and Callahan.

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Re: Red Sox to Pursue Trade for Harper.
« Reply #70: October 25, 2014, 10:40:51 PM »
Also:

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Well, charitably speaking, Betts has position versatility and could play 2d for 6 years.  Not so charitably speaking, the writer probably noticed Betts is an African-American and say, "DC, oh he'll fit in well."  I'm not inclined to be charitable to this idiot.  Sounds more like a caller to D & C.  Even Cafardo isn't this dumb.

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Re: Red Sox to Pursue Trade for Harper.
« Reply #71: October 25, 2014, 10:42:12 PM »
The "DC Market?" Is that code for black people?
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Re: Red Sox to Pursue Trade for Harper.
« Reply #72: October 25, 2014, 10:46:58 PM »
What the heck is Baseball Hot Corner and why are we paying attention to the stupidity written there? :shrug:
you get it.  this is such a crock fanboy piece.  really embarrassing.

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Re: Red Sox to Pursue Trade for Harper.
« Reply #73: October 25, 2014, 10:48:35 PM »
I don't know how desperate the Red Sox are for a left-handed power hitter, but I know that with Adam LaRoche gone the Nationals also desperately need a left-handed power hitter in the lineup, and our best bet is to hope that Harper can develop into that role.
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Re: Red Sox to Pursue Trade for Harper.
« Reply #74: October 25, 2014, 10:49:40 PM »
Boston should sign Luke Scott, he fits their market
he hates boston, too